Leading artists named by Australia Council

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From music and literature, to emerging and experimental arts, Australia Council Awards has named its eight leading artists as its 2016 recipients.

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Artist Richard Bell is the recipient of the Australia Council Visual Arts Award. Image: Supplied

For the second year running, the Australia Council Awards is set to honour eight distinguished Australian artists from across the country who have made an exceptional contribution to the arts.

The national awards are regarded as the highest honour offered by Australia Council and combine long-standing lifetime and outstanding achievement awards in music, literature, community arts and cultural development, visual arts, theatre, dance, and emerging and experimental arts.

This year acknowledges diverse work and achievements by pioneering artists, said Australia Council Chief Executive Officer Tony Grybowski.

‘These artists are widely respected by their peers and have each played an important role in the national development of their art form.’

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